So you have an electric roaster but really have no clue how to put it to good use. It has been sitting in your corner cupboard for months, collecting dust as you slave away in the kitchen creating meals for the family day after day.
Stop for a minute and have a look at these wonderful electric roaster recipes which are sure to save you time and money, as well as a true crowd-pleaser too! By cooking in bigger quantities you will save yourself both time and money since you will cook once, and freeze the leftovers for another meal.
Because many of the electric roaster recipes available require you to turn it on and let it cook, you won’t be standing in front of a hot stove all day. Important to note before starting any of these recipes is that electric roasters vary in size, therefore you may need to adjust cooking times to suit your exact model or capacity. Have a look at the manual if you are unsure of the size of your electric roaster.
Also, don’t be afraid to double, or even triple, the recipe if your roaster is large enough and you have a large crowd to feed.
Pork Butt Roast with Apple Rub and Marinade
Ingredients|Makes 10-12 servings:
- 6-8 lb. pork roast (cheaper cuts are fine).
- 1 onion, finely chopped.
- 2 tart apples, peeled, cored and diced.
- 1 tbsp. thyme.
- 2 tbsp. brown sugar .
- 1 tbsp. rosemary Salt and pepper to taste.
- 2 cups + 1 cup apple juice.
Heat your electric roaster to 350°F leaving the rack inside. First place your pork roast in a shallow dish in order to season it and cover it in the marinade. You will want to catch the drippings and any seasonings that fall off.
Pierce your roast in several places with a fork. Next, pour 1 cup of apple juice over the roast, trying to wet all sides as much as possible. Sprinkle the roast with your diced apples and chopped onions and roll it around to collect as much of the bits as possible.
Then sprinkle your brown sugar, thyme, rosemary and salt and pepper over the roast and rub it all in well. You are ready to place it in your roaster on the rack. Pour the remaining 2 cups of apple juice into the bottom of the roaster and cover with the lid.
Cook for about 2 hours or until a meat thermometer reads between 145°F and 165°F
Butternut Squash Fall Harvest Soup
Ingredients|Makes 6-8 servings (more if used as an appetizer):
- 2 large butternut squash, peeled and cored and roasted.
- 2 large soft apples, peeled and cored.
- 1 onion, peeled.
- 2 carrots, peeled.
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled.
- 1 small turnip, peeled and cut into chunks.
- 2 large parsnips, peeled.
- 1 cup apple juice.
- 2 cups of heavy cream. A dash of sage. Salt and pepper to taste.
Heat your electric roaster to 325°F. In a food processor, combine all vegetables and work to a pureed state. Once done, add to your roaster along with apple juice, cream and seasonings. Allow to cook for about an hour. If you want to cook it all day long, simply lower the temperature.
Game Day Tex-Mex Scalloped Potatoes with Bacon
Ingredients|Makes 12-16 servings:
- 12 cups of potatoes, washed and thinly sliced.
- 1lb. of bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled.
- 2 large onions, chopped.
- 2/3 cup flour.
- ½ cup butter.
- 4 cups of heavy cream.
- 2 tsp. dry mustard powder.
- 4 cups of Tex-Mex blend shredded cheese.
- Dash white pepper.
Heat the electric roaster to 350°F. Melt the butter in a large sauce pan and then slowly add the flour a little at a time while you stir it until it browns slightly. Add the cream, dry mustard and pepper. Heat until the mixture starts to thicken and then remove it from heat.
Set aside. In your roaster layer some of the sliced potatoes, crumbled bacon and onions. Cover this layer with some of the shredded cheese and pour some of the sauce mixture over top. Add another layer of potato/bacon/onion, followed by cheese and then white sauce.
Keep layering in the same way until all the ingredients are used. Cook in your roaster oven for about an hour and a half, or until the potatoes are fork tender.
Blueberry Crumble Pie Dessert
Ingredients|Makes 6-10 servings:
- 2 cans blueberry pie filling.
- 1 cup oats.
- ¼ cup pecan, chopped.
- ¼ cup walnuts, chopped.
- 1/3 cup brown sugar.
- ¼ cup flour.
- 4 sticks of chilled butter.
- Whipped cream for topping.
Heat electric roaster to 350°F. Open the cans of blueberry pie filling and pour into your roaster. In a medium bowl, mix together the oats, chopped pecans, chopped walnuts, brown sugar and flour. Spread the oat mixture evenly over the pie filling.
It is fine if there are gaps in the crumble mixture. Distribute the four sticks of butter over top of the oat mixture. Put the lid on the roaster and bake for about 30 minutes or until bubbling hot and the edges start to crisp. Serve it up warm and top with whipped cream, if desired.
our electric roaster doesn’t have to take up space in your cupboard anymore, being unused. It is a very versatile kitchen appliance, which can be used at any time of the year for any aspect of your meal from appetizer to dessert.
Not only is it versatile, but cost effective when you can cook in bulk and save yourself time in the process. I hope you have enjoyed these recipes and can put them to good use. I especially love the Blueberry Crumble Pie Dessert, but then again, I have a sweet tooth and no real baking talent!
Please leave your comments, questions or suggestions so that we can all learn other electric roaster recipes and put our appliances to work. Share these recipes with family and friends so they, too, can save time and money while using their electric roaster often.